• Full-time Doctoral students in the Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Only South African citizens from designated groups. Preference is given to those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • Successful completion of a Masters degree or entering the first year of Doctoral study following an upgrade from a Masters registration, or registered for PhD study in first year of enrolment.


Scholarship Value:

  • R140,000 in the first year of registration
  • The maximum period for the award is three years. A 6- or 12-month extension funding for the 4th year of studies is considered by the NIHSS
  • Annual renewals are subject to proof of satisfactory progress

Closing Date:
The NIHSS will inform the RD office when the call is open or whether there will be a call for the following academic year.

Further Info:
NIHSS-SAHUDA Doctoral Scholarship Programme